Oulanka Wilderness Trail will be open on Friday 15.2. Keep cautious of the gravel on the trail

(Updated 13.2.2019)
Oulanka Wilderness Trail will be open on Friday (15.2.2019). The track has been leveled once by a snow mobile on Monday and it will be leveled again now on Friday to make the snow more packed, so it would carry the hiker better. The track is now too soft for fatbikes, but the conditions for fatbiking will also improve after the second leveling on Friday.

Hikers, please note, that there is gravel on the trail between the Kulmakkopuro brook and the Jussinkämppä open wilderness hut. The length of the track with gravel is approximately 2 kilometers long. Gravel has been spread on the trail for improving the Karhunkierros summer trail. Due to gravel, hikers need to sometimes carry their skis and snowshoes. 

Opening hours in Karhunkierros Visitor Centre

(Updated 19.9.2018)
Metsähallitus customer service in Karhunkierros Visitor centre in Hautajärvi has ended this summer. Basecamp Oulanka cafe in the Visitor centre is open 17.9, 19.9, 20.9, 21.9, 23.9, 24.9, 27.9, 28.9 and 30.9. 9 am - 5 pm. More information: http://karhunkierros.fi/contact/

The Niskakoski suspension bridge will be repaired

(Updated 1.8.2018)
In Juuma, right in the beginning of Pieni Karhunkierros trail, the Niskakoski suspension bridge will be repaired. Notice that you might have to wait for a while, before you can go on.

The road leading to Kanjonin Kurkkaus (Oulanka Canyon) construction is finished and the road is ready for use

(Updated 29.7.2018)

Remember to check the danger of forest fire!

(Updated 25.5.2018) 
It's been very warm and dry so Finnish Meteorological Institute gave the forest fire warnig almost everywhere in Finland. Remember that during the forest fire warning, camp-fires are not allowed even at the camp-fire sites. Check all the warnings from here.

Oulanka Visitor Centre opens its doors!

(Updated 19.2.2018)
Welcome to the newly renovated Oulanka Visitor Centre! Our door opens on Monday 19 February at 10 am with limited services. On-site, customer service officers will be happy to help you plan your trip and provide the latest information on the weather conditions in the area. During the course of the day, guests will also be able to explore the 2017 Nature Photo Exhibition. You can also reach our customer service by phone +358 206 39 6850, by e-mail oulanka@metsa.fi and on Oulanka National Parks Facebook page. We are updating the expansion of our services as the week progresses on the Facebook page of Oulanka National Park. Welcome!

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